I actually talk with the technicians...they recommend that ANY new car gets it's first oil change at 1000 miles for the reasons that are stated in this thread. A lot of people don't know the damage those little metal shavings can do to a vehicle over time. As for synthetic versus regular oil, that depends on how long you plan on keeping the car and the amount of miles you drive. I use my goat as my daily driver and I put on average 15000 mile a year...plus, I don't plan on getting rid of my GTO....syn for me was the logical choice. Even if I was only using it as a recreational car, I would still have used syn only because syn is used at the factory...Ironmancan said:GoatGirl I've got to ask. You work at a dealership. What does your service manager think about this?